The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 13 minutes (1910)

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If you liked Alice in Wonderland in 8 Minutes, you might also enjoy watching this 1910 silent film adaptation of another popular children's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

What do you get when you combine a young girl, her little black dog, a cyclone, a wicked witch, and other magical characters? Of course, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a classic children’s novel written by L. Frank Baum! Just like Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland, many film, theater, and television adaptations of Oz have been made since its publication in 1900. The most popular adaptation, which also led to the novel’s rise to classic status, was made by MGM in 1939 and starred Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale.

But perhaps you haven’t heard about the earliest surviving film adaptation of Oz, a black and white silent film created in 1910 by Selig Polyscope Company. The 15-minute film (around 13 minutes in the video) was said to be partly derived from the 1902, although majority of it involves the Wicked Witch of the West, who was not part of the musical.

Watch the 1910 silent film below!

Sources and additional readings:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910 film) on Wikipedia
Adaptations of The Wizard of Oz on Wikipedia

What do you think of th earliest film adaptation of this children’s classic novel? Let us know with a comment below!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-06-24 in #lifestyle #silent-film #black-and-white #analogue-lifestyle #film-adaptation #wizard-of-oz #lomography

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  1. drame
    drame ·

    If you like the film, you should read "Wizard of Oz" by Salman Rushdie. ¡Love this article! ¡Love the film!

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